Northern Racing Club 'Saturday Naps Challenge' Juvenile Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (3yo, 2m 1f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,285 2nd £958 3rd £479
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.60s
  • Off time: 13:43:29
Full result
Result 13:40 Bangor-on-Dee
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Rutherglen 5/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
White and black diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 67
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 159 11-5 J C McConnell M J Bolger (3) 8/11f
2 1
Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap Rutherglen 25
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 159 11-5 J J Quinn J M Maguire 5/4
4 46
White and Orange check, hooped sleeves and cap Moaning Butcher 39
  • T:Dave Roberts
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 46
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12v
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 v Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 33/1
5
Black, yellow spots, halved sleeves and spots on cap Mr Vendman (IRE) 46
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 152 10-12 Ian Williams W Kennedy 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 6
Baradari (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 1012 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman WD

In depth

Verdict

Irish raider ORGIGLO BAY made a winning start over hurdles at Punchestown and could be useful. He may have too much for Wetherby scorer Rutherglen, who was rated 19lb lower on the Flat. Baradari could be the biggest danger as he looked as though he'd come on for the run at Newbury and was decent on the level in France. Newcomer Mr Vendman is best watched on this occasion and Moaning Butcher will need to find plenty to get involved.

Formwatch

Baradari (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 29l behind Calipto (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Rutherglen 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway before 3 out, led before last, soon pressed, kept on well towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov beating Stephen Hero (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Mr Vendman (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, not much room when beaten over 2f out, 5th of 10, 23l behind Atalanta Bay (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov (flat).

Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Chased leader in 2nd, slightly hampered 3rd, 4th and slight mistake next, 2nd again when jumped left 5th, challenged and slightly left 3 out, disputed next, ridden in 2nd entering straight, stayed on to challenge again last, led run-in and kept on well, won at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct beating Clarcam (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.

Moaning Butcher 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 5 out, ridden and lost place from 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 24l behind Sleepy Haven (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.